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Scrabble City

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:16am

Scrabble doesn't allow proper nouns, but we're rebels who laugh at their rules! This game gives hints about cities along with their Scrabble point values. For 19 points, what's the capital of Arizona?

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It's Elementary

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:16am

We hope you're "in your element" for this quiz, because every answer contains the name of an element from the periodic table.

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'Thong Song' Gone Wrong

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:16am

You've never heard the notorious 2000 hit "Thong Song" quite like this. We've rewritten the lyrics to be about other things that rhyme with "thong"...tha thong thong thong.

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Spin-Offs

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:16am

Television spin-offs are often terrible, but we're giving them new life. In this game, TV series titles are mashed up with other titles, names, and phrases to create new shows.

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G'Day Mate

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:16am

We're heading to the land down under in this game. Put on your best Australian accent to deliver the answers, all of which end in "mate."

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Anthony Jeselnik: The Dark Prince Of Comedy

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:16am

The comedian is known for his biting and bloodthirsty humor. Naturally, he's also a big fan of sharks. In this quiz, the funny guy sinks his teeth into some underwater trivia.

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Playlist: Big Ideas At The Beach

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:15am

Break out the beach chair and the sunglasses. We've got some great listens for your day at the beach.

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'How The World Was,' Drawn In Dreamy Lines Of Memory

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:03am

Graphic novelist Emmanuel Guibert follows up his biography of his friend, WWII veteran Alan Cope, with a gentle, eloquent look at Cope's California childhood, perfectly familiar even 75 years later.

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'How The World Was,' Drawn In Dreamy Lines Of Memory

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:00am

Graphic novelist Emmanuel Guibert follows up his biography of his friend, WWII veteran Alan Cope, with a gentle, eloquent look at Cope's California childhood, perfectly familiar even 75 years later.

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Young Singer Attracted To Barbershop's Vocal Harmony

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

By day, Kevin McClelland 26, works in Illinois for the Peoria Chiefs — a Class A minor league baseball team. But his passion is old-time a cappella music known as barbershop.

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For Would-Be Screenwriter, Enough False Starts To Fill A Book

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:35am

There's a joke in L.A. that everyone — from your dog walker to your dry cleaner — is writing a screenplay. C.W. Neill pokes fun at that romantic Hollywood craft in This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs.

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The Countless Lives Of Lauren Bacall

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:30pm

Bob Mondello remembers Lauren Bacall, an actress who constantly reinvented herself.

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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:17pm

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning make-up or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?

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Edible Flowers Find A Sweet Companion In Chocolate

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:52pm

Chefs and gardeners have long used edible blossoms as a garnish for salads and entrees. Now, food entrepreneurs are giving them a big role in mixed drinks and chocolate.

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Case Closed: Agatha Christie's Detective Poirot Solves His Last TV Mystery

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:32pm

After decades on air, Poirot's 13th and final season begins Aug. 25. David Suchet still stars as detective Hercule Poirot, but you won't find the show on PBS. So where is it?

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Lauren Bacall And The 'Sex? What Sex?' Kind Of Movie Sex

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:41am

Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday, was brilliant at conveying lust on film at a time when lust was fairly strictly regulated.

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'Electric Blue Suit' Is A Wise, Wistful Look At Memory And Mystery

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:03am

In Graham Joyce's new novel, young student David Barwise returns to Skegness — the decaying British seaside resort where his father died — and sees a mysterious, blue-suited apparition on the beach.

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Legendary Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:45pm

She was loved for her smokey voice and alluring gaze. NPR's Robert Siegel talks about the Hollywood star and her career with correspondent Neda Ulaby.

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Reports: Actress Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:21pm

Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, has died at t89, according to the Bogart estate. NPR has not confirmed the report.

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A Farewell To Robin Williams, Whose Antics Never Hid The Tenderness Beneath

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:41pm

As the entertainment world mourns the loss of comedian and actor Robin Williams, NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers an appreciation.

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